Your favorite MJ videos

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I really enjoy watching videos of MJ visiting Africa. :)



Unfortunately, most of those videos have very poor quality. Are any HQ versions of the original footage out there at all?
 

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the dance rehearsal for 'thriller'. Michael actually held the toe-stand longer than he does in the actual film. loved the comments from both Michael peters and Michael Jackson :) this is the kind of footage I would like to see uploaded to any official online platform. luckily I have the video cassette
 

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My fave video will always be the Motown rehearsals. The way this 10 year old moves and sings like James Brown is mind-blowing. He glides across the floor, feels the rhythm, doesn't miss a beat.
I would have loved him doing that kind of dancing in his concerts, so loose, effortless and it looks almost unrehearsed which it obviously isn't but it gives us that feeling.
But it's mostly the age, 10 years old...
 

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the dance rehearsal for 'thriller'. Michael actually held the toe-stand longer than he does in the actual film. loved the comments from both Michael peters and Michael Jackson :) this is the kind of footage I would like to see uploaded to any official online platform. luckily I have the video cassette

people been asking for it for years. i didn't know billie jean nominated for a Emmy. aww, sad it lost but sadly those people didn't know what michael had up his sleeves after billie jean.
 

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heard this song this morning and thought of this performance:) at this point, Michael already had a distinctive style of dance. he's able to navigate his way around that tiny platform, with a long cord microphone with ease. ive also noticed that his outfits tend to be colour coordinated with the set.. another example of how he only needed himself and an clear stage to be magical:cool:. the song is quite inspirational too :)
 

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heard this song this morning and thought of this performance:) at this point, Michael already had a distinctive style of dance. he's able to navigate his way around that tiny platform, with a long cord microphone with ease. ive also noticed that his outfits tend to be colour coordinated with the set.. another example of how he only needed himself and an clear stage to be magical:cool:. the song is quite inspirational too :)

What a pity it's not live.
 

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the only 'pity' is that the video isn't in a better quality. otherwise it's perfect :)
 

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the only 'pity' is that the video isn't in a better quality. otherwise it's perfect :)

I'm not a fan of lipsyncing I'm afraid. I do love the song though.
 

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though there are a few exceptions, I feel that perfection was already achieved in the studio. anything else is less than - and in some cases, can ruin the song entirely for me.

I don't look at a performance for vocals. it's about the visuals for me. how they enhance everything to create an experience. it allows me to see the music, and whether it matches the interpretation I previously had in my mind. different studio settings and outfits allow for more variety. everything is captured better on television as opposed to concert footage as well.

most importantly; dance. this was an aspect of Michael's art that he spoke more passionately about than any other. miming allowed him the freedom to express himself without sacrificing the quality of the vocals or music. it was a standard that began before Michael's career. it only became a scandal when certain performers did it to vocals that didn't belong to them. Michael never did that. I see no problem with it. in fact, I prefer it :)

do you have your own 'video of the day' to share?
 

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though there are a few exceptions, I feel that perfection was already achieved in the studio. anything else is less than - and in some cases, can ruin the song entirely for me.

I don't look at a performance for vocals. it's about the visuals for me. how they enhance everything to create an experience. it allows me to see the music, and whether it matches the interpretation I previously had in my mind. different studio settings and outfits allow for more variety. everything is captured better on television as opposed to concert footage as well.

most importantly; dance. this was an aspect of Michael's art that he spoke more passionately about than any other. miming allowed him the freedom to express himself without sacrificing the quality of the vocals or music. it was a standard that began before Michael's career. it only became a scandal when certain performers did it to vocals that didn't belong to them. Michael never did that. I see no problem with it. in fact, I prefer it :)

do you have your own 'video of the day' to share?

Michael only mimed when either he wasn't able to do it live because of the limitations of a TV studio (probably the case in your video) or when he got older and could no longer provide a quality live vocal (by his standards). That's why prior to 1988 there isn't a single example of Michael lipsynching in concert. He preferred to do it live.

He only resorted to short-changing the audience when he simply wasn't capable of producing a decent live vocal for the song (or by 1997, any song quite frankly).

I feel like you may have taken my comment personally. So I apologise for that. I love the song, and I hadn't seen the performance, so thanks for posting. I was just disappointed it wasn't live.
 

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I didn't know David i only knew about him after a post on twitter said he passed away. r.i.p david. hope you are with your mother and michael. you will be remembered. prayers to your family and friends may god bless you.
 
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